A collection of essays, edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Christophe Dupin, examining the history and role of the British Film Institute from its foundation in 1933 up to 2000. Contents: 'Introduction' by Christophe Dupin and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'Foundation and early years' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'Postwar renaissance' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; '"Je t'aime .. moi non plus": Ernest Lindgren and Henri Langlois pioneers of the film archive movement' by Christophe Dupin; 'The BFI and film exhibition, 1933-1970' by Christophe Dupin; 'The vanguard of film appreciation: the film society movement and film culture, 1945-1965' by Richard MacDonald; 'From the 1964 Labour government to the 1970 BFI crisis' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'The view from outside London' by Melanie Selfe; 'Paddy Whannel and BFI Education' by Terry Bolas; 'The 1970s' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'The Smith years' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'The BFI and film production: half a century of innovative independent film-making' by Christophe Dupin; 'The BFI and television' by Richard Paterson; 'The Sight and Sound story, 1932-1992' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'A public showcase for the BFI: the Museum of the Moving Image' by Lorraine Blakemore; 'Towards the millennium' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; 'Epilogue 2011' by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.

Item number 91317
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (Editor)
Christophe Dupin (Editor)